Fox 8’s Mark Zinni Helps Cleveland APL Animals Find Homes

Jason Cook









As an Ohio native, Fox 8’s Morning Show Host Mark Zinni has been a longtime fan of the Cleveland Animal Protective League.  Starting Wednesday, August 1, Mark will become the Cleveland APL August Celebrity of the Month and do his best to help shelter animals become members of loving families.During the month of August, Mark Zinni and the Cleveland APL are encouraging Fox 8 viewers – and all area residents – to learn more about the rewards of adopting a pet. As a special and limited-time promotion, community members can adopt cats and kittens for only $8 throughout the month of August. “The goal of the August campaign is to raise awareness that shelter animals are an excellent choice for families looking for their perfect pet match and that the Cleveland APL is where happily ever after begins,” said Sharon Harvey, President and CEO of the Cleveland APL.  “The Cleveland APL’s expert team will match individuals or entire families with shelter animals who best complement and complete their lifestyles and homes.” Although Mark Zinni admits he is a dog lover, he says he is very excited to work with the Cleveland APL in its mission to provide shelter cats and kittens with loving families.

Viewers can tune in to Channel 8 all month to watch as Mark introduces cats and kittens waiting for their happily-ever-after family to adopt them.  Harvey reminds potential adopters that finding the perfect pet is a life-changing experience.  “Pets provide companionship and love to children and adults alike.  And during the month of August, you can ‘adopt love’ for just $8.”

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About Mark Zinni

Mark Zinni is an Emmy and AP award winning reporter and producer. Mark joined the FOX 8 News team in September 2009. He was honored by the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences in 2003 for his role covering The Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Mark was honored again in 2007 with Emmy nominations by the Boston chapter of NATAS for his work as both an anchor and reporter. He is a 1998 graduate of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University near Buffalo, New York. Mark previously worked as an anchor and reporter for more than four years at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio. He was also a news writer and producer at FOX 8 in 2000. Mark has interviewed Presidential candidates and other national politicians, the Dalai Lama and made several trips to Hollywood for entertainment news.

About the Cleveland APL

Incorporated in 1913, the Cleveland Animal Protective League’s mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering.  Located in Cleveland’s beautiful Tremont area, the Cleveland APL is an independent, nonprofit, humane society that is supported solely through donations. The APL is where happily ever after begins—both for our animals and the people who adopt them.  Each year, nearly 17,000 animals are assisted through a variety of progressive programs.  The Cleveland APL has achieved 100 percent placement of healthy, friendly animals, provides care and placement for homeless animals with treatable illnesses and injuries through its Second Chance Program, investigates and assists in the prosecution of animal cruelty and neglect in Cuyahoga County, and provides access to low-cost spay/neuter for stray cats.  Visit for more information.